The Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) is an Upstate New York consortium focusing on the demography and economics of aging, with Syracuse University as its hub and the Cornell Population Center and the School of Public Health of the University at Albany as its spokes. The overarching objective of the CAPS is to improve the health, well-being, and independence of older adults through research, training, and dissemination. CAPS is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) P30 Demography and Economics of Aging Centers  program.  

CAPS research is characterized by two signature themes and three cross-cutting themes that directly address the goals and priority areas of NIA. The two signature themes are health and well-being and family and intergenerational supports. The three cross-cutting themes are: the role of policy, the importance of place, and the distinctive circumstances of specific populations, including populations defined by historical experiences (e.g., military veterans), geography (e.g., rural residents), health conditions (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease), or shared vulnerabilities (e.g., low socioeconomic status, racial/ethnic minority adults).  

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May 21, 2024 at 9:00 AM

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Lerner Center/CAPS Bulletins

States’ COVID-19 Restrictions were Associated with Increases in Drug Overdose Deaths in 2020
Douglas A. Wolf, Shannon M. Monnat, Jennifer Karas Montez, Emily Wiemers, and Elyse Grossman

How Does Educational Attainment Influence the Perceived Need for Future Assistance with Activities of Daily Living?
Julia M. Finan

Adopting the Standard Medical Deduction Increased State SNAP Enrollment and Benefits
Yuwei Zhang, Jun Li, Dongmei Zhu, and Colleen Heflin

Older Adults are at Greater Risk of Opioid Use Disorder in Communities with High Social Vulnerability
Tse-Chuan Yang, Seulki Kim, Stephen A. Matthews, and Carla Shoff

Waiving SNAP Interviews during the COVID-19 Pandemic Increased SNAP Caseloads
Colleen Heflin, William Fannin, Leonard M. Lopoo, and Siobhan O’Keefe

Cognitive Functioning is Higher among Older Adults in Walkable Neighborhoods that Have Low Economic Disadvantage
Tse-Chuan Yang, Seulki Kim, Seung-won Emily Choi, Shannon Halloway, Uchechi A. Mitchell, and Benjamin A. Shaw

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